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Sauvan, Jean-Baptiste-Balthazar; Pierce Egan; George and Robert Cruikshank, artists.
Diorama Anglais, ou Promenades Pittoresques A Londres Renferment Les Notes Les Plus Exactes Sur Les Caractères, Les Moeurs Et Usages De La Nation Anglaise, Prises dans Les Différentes Classes de La Société : Ouvrage Orné de Vingt-Quatre Planches Gravées et Enluminées, et de Plusieurs Sujets Caractéristiques. [With interracial dancing] First edition.
Paris Chez Jules Didot L'Ainé, Libraire Paris Baudouin Frères, Libraires, 1823. 8vo: [4]-235 pp.; 24 pl. Light foxing but plates fresh. Contemp. half dark blue calf, marbled paper on boards, gilt-tooled flat spine (boards rubbed, slides sl. dulled).,OCLC Number: 257738010.First edition of Sauvan's free translation of Egan's "Life in London" (1st Engl. ed.: London, 1821) ill. with 24 hand-coloured aquatints (complete) chosen among the 36 pl. of the 1st English ed., but unsigned, unnumbered and uncaptioned. With some woodengr. in text. "Described as "a faithful Portraiture of High & Low Life" from the West End to the East End, Pierce Egan's comical monthly publication Life in London was one of the popular sensations of its day. The central characters - Tom, Jerry and Logic - were well-heeled young men about town, keen to see "a bit of life" in the poorer districts of London. Their escapades and misadventures were largely autobiographical, being drawn from the lives of Egan himself and his illustrators, George and Robert Cruikshank [.]. As a result of the success of Life in London, the names Tom and Jerry became proverbial for young men causing disorder, though there is no solid evidence to suggest that they influenced the creation of the cartoon cat and mouse duo of same name." (British Libr.).Ref. Cohen 263. - [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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